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Apprehensions

There is this white wall, above which the sky creates itself——
Infinite, green, utterly untouchable.
Angels swim in it, and the stars, in indifference also.
They are my medium.
The sun dissolves on this wall, bleeding its lights.
 
A gray wall now, clawed and bloody.
Is there no way out of the mind?
Steps at my back spiral into a well.
There are no trees or birds in this world,
There is only sourness.
 
This red wall winces continually:
A red fist, opening and closing,
Two gray, papery bags——
This is what I am made of, this and a terror
Of being wheeled off under crosses and a rain of pietas.
 
On a black wall, unidentifiable birds
Swivel thier heads and cry.
There is no talk of immortality among these!
Cold blanks approach us:
They move in a hurry.
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